It's cute , I guess, and I did enjoy the 1940s illustrations and sort of macabre, Addams family-lite sense of humor. It didn't age all that well though; after a few hours of thinking about it, only the illustrations stuck with me; the story was totally 'meh.' I almost came away with the feeling that MacDonald wanted to draw pictures of Frankenstein and his disembodied hand, and then built a story about it. Which is dodgy at best when it comes to picture books.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Cute, I guess, and very Addams family-lite. But all that sticks out are the illustrations (1940s Superman style). The story is mostly flat, and then sort of obnoxiously cloying.